In a dreamy landscape within olive and orange trees outside Nafplio there is a farm of about 30 acres, Opora Country Living. I arrived in Opora during September to get away from the ordinary and spend some days in the nature in peace and quiet. While in the city you have to create the time and space to turn your mind off, when surrounded by nature and the sound of trees and wind… turning off comes naturally.
Opora is a truly serene place. Genuine and unpretentious underlines the essence of greek living: Nature, good food, coziness and hospitality. The first welcome was by the owner. Mr. Markidis reminded me a little bit of my dad. Hospitable, friendly, ready to go the extra mile for his family, always taking are of things at his property. One could find him watering the orange trees early in the mornings and taking care of the garden in the evenings. During breakfast one would meet his wife who would use fresh ingredients from their farm to create the most delicious breakfast. Everything here is served with lots of care, no wonder why Opora has won the”authentic taste of Greece “hotel award and “Greek hotel of the year” for 2019.
I spent time with Mr. Markidis talking about the area, how they came up with the idea of this place, how much they took the extra mile in the hospitality business to create an authentic greek experience and a concept so simple but yet difficult to recreate.
Our room was also in line with the country living design . Mattress, linens, towels, all by Coco-Mat, made from natural raw materials from Greece reminded me how much this country can offer.
During my stay there I woke up to silence to get treated homemade food. Spent endless hours next to the infinity pool looking at the olive trees. Walked around the hiking trails and did my yoga under a blue warm sky. Autumn in Greece you are sweet.
More for Opora on my summer2019 Instagram stories